3 Things I Learned from Visiting Fair Trade Farms in Honduras

I recently had the great fortune of accompanying Fair Trade Canada on a trip to Honduras to see how coffee is grown, harvested and processed before it makes its way to the coffee roaster. I have been involved in the coffee industry for almost 25 years and this was the first time I would see first hand where coffee comes … Read More

5 More Ways to Green Up Your Office

Congratulations on taking some steps to make your workplace more sustainable. As mentioned in our previous post, little changes add up over time so your goal of greening up your office should be a journey in progress. Here are some more easy to implement ideas to help your workplace become more eco-minded. Many of these changes are not only good … Read More

5 Ways to Green Up Your Office

As people become more aware of the importance of being sustainable at home, they are looking to their workplaces to follow suit. Sustainability focused committees are becoming more common, allowing management and employees to reduce the impact they have on the earth. Here are 5 simple & low cost ways you can green up your workplace. Making your workplace more … Read More

10 Per Cent Tariff Increase on Items Entering Canada

PepsiCo Beverages Canada announced that at the end of July it raised prices by roughly a penny per can, in response to the increase in the price for aluminum: Canadians should also be prepared to pay more for products such as chocolate, convenience foods and hygienic/toilet articles. As of July 1st, 2018 the following goods were hit with 10 per … Read More

How Coffee Can Help Polar Bears

At Gourmet Coffee Specialists, we believe that the right coffee can have a profound effect on the world. Since 2013, we have been dedicated to developing our Signature Collection to ensure that the communities responsible for producing each of these great coffees are properly compensated for all their hard work. The result is that our now Signature Collection features 9 … Read More